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Pumpkin Waffles

Pumpkin Waffles

This October I have clearly been on a pumpkin kick. As I'm trying to come up with fresh and new ideas for blog posts, I've been in a bit of a rut this week. I was feeling uninspired in the recipe development world.

But.... as necessity shows up again, I was needing a easy, but filling breakfast that I can grab-and-go in the morning. For me, pancakes come to mind immediately as a transportable meal, but I really enjoy a good quality waffle!

Pumpkin Waffle 1

Those perfect little ridges are the best butter and maple syrup holders ever {if that's your thing}.  I'm more of a purist when it comes to waffles and can eat them plain jane no problem. But adding a little grass fed butter never hurt.

In order to make this quickly in the morning, I opted for using a short-cut in my recipe: Kodiak Cakes Power Cake Mix

Pumpkin Waffle 3

I bought my Kodiak Cakes at Costco, but you can find Kodiak Cakes in almost any grocery store. Kodiak cakes come in many different varieties, but I'm a big fan of the Power Cake Mix. Not only are they made with 100% whole grain wheat and oat flour {hello fiber}, they have some added protein powder in the mix.

Protein is always something I'm looking for in my breakfasts, since it tends to keep me more satisfied and fuller longer. But portably protein breakfasts are harder to come by. So when there's an easy way to get protein in my waffle, I'm a happy camper.

Typically these pancakes/waffles are "add water only", but I fall-ified the box recipe by adding organic pumpkin (for more fiber + vitamin A), and a more flavorful liquid besides water.

Happy Eating!

Pumpkin Waffle 2

Pumpkin Waffles

Makes 6 waffles

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Kodiak cakes power waffle mix- 2 cups
  • ½ cup organic pumpkin
  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoon oil

Directions

In a bowl, mix all ingredients together until just combined.

Spoon about 3/4 cup batter into waffle iron, and cook according to waffles iron instructions. 

Serve immediately with lots of butter

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